Three-time GRAMMY nominee Brady Rymer will be featured as part of an entire week of exciting programming at the Long Island Children’s Museum for next week’s school break.
The Museum’s newest exhibit, SONIC SENSATIONS, has been a big hit since opening last month and the exhibit’s “Scream Chamber” has been getting a lot of attention as kids AND parents step inside to see how loud they can scream. The Scream Chamber was even featured in a recent Newsday editorial cartoon!
SCHOOL BREAK WEEK FUN AT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
School’s out and families are looking for activities to keep everyone in the family engaged and entertained. Long Island Children’s Museum has filled its calendar, including a Bonus Monday, with live theater, plus science and art workshops that promise fun for the whole family.
Program Schedule – February 18-24, 2019
February 18 and Friday, February 22 from 11 a.m.- 1p.m.
Experiment with your own sound tube and make some noise. Make it into your favorite creature and spin your tubes around in the air to make a loud humming noise!
All ages. Free with museum admission.
Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
Monday, February 18 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Brady Rymer performs rockin’ music for kids and families with “The Little Band That Could.” Brady’s pop and rock music regularly wins critical acclaim and national awards, including three GRAMMY nominations for “Best Children’s Album.” We are delighted to have this energetic Long Island artist back on stage at LICM Theater to continue our celebration of LICM’s 25th birthday!
Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $9 with museum admission ($7 LICM members), $12 theater only.
Cute As a Bug
Monday, February 18 to Friday, February 22 from 1 to 4 p.m.
February is buzzing with love! Come by and create your own little butterfly love bug using a plastic spoon, fuzzy pipe cleaners and sequins to decorate! These little butterflies are going to fly right into your heart!
Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.
Create with a Crown
Tuesday, February 19 through Thursday, February 21 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
“I like kids’ work more than any work by real artists any day.”
– Jean Michel Basquiat
To celebrate Black History Month, come learn with us about the life and work of artist Jean Michel Basquiat. Join us as we create our own Basquiat-inspired mixed media art using a variety of unusual materials. We will explore his collage-style paintings while we discover how to make new meaning from everyday objects.
Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members).
Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24 from 3:30-5 p.m.
We’ll be up to our elbows in oobleck, clean mud and slime … and we hope you’ll join us for the type of artistic activities that everyone l, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except us!
Ages: 18 months to 4 years. Free with museum admission.
Polar Bear Plunge
Sunday February 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Polar bears are uniquely adapted to survive in one of the world’s harshest environments. They have translucent hairs to help them blend into their surroundings and black skin to absorb the suns warming rays. Join us to learn all about these amazing animals and create a polar bear portrait to take home.
Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.
Traveling Exhibit – Sonic Sensation
Through Sunday, May 5, 2019
Listen up! The newest LICM traveling exhibit offers children the opportunity to see, feel and hear sound. Visitors will experience our sonic world while exploring 14 interactive learning stations. Children will discover key listening skills through the science of sound and hearing.
What You’ll Do:
• Test your lung power in the Scream Chamber!
• Create your own movie soundtrack
• Conduct an orchestra with your whole body
• Learn about the anatomy and physics of how we hear.
• Explore decibels, amplitude, pitch and sound waves.
• Find hidden “animals” in kitchen cupboards by listening (no peeking!)
• Discover ways you can protect your hearing.
Sciencenter of Ithaca, New York developed Sonic Sensation.
All ages. Free with museum admission
All activities are held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY. For the safety of our visitors, Adults are not permitted in the Museum without children; Museum visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
All activities are held at:
the Long Island Children’s Museum
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
Museum Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 10 am.-5 p.m. and most school holidays. Museum admission: $14 for adults and children over 1 year old, $13 seniors, FREE to museum members and children under 1 year old. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800.
Photos taken by: Sharon Smallwood